The Legend of the Whale Shark (Alamat Ng Butanding)
Author: Segundo, D. Matias, Jr.
Illustrator: Ranola, Jonathan
Everyone in Bicol is afraid of Tanding, the tallest man in the town. When disasters strike, Tanding steps forward to protect the townspeople who eventually come around and express their gratitude to him by giving him clothes that finally fit his gigantic frame. However, their happiness is short-lived when a strong earthquake hits the town and kills Tanding who attempts to save one of his friends. Yet, Tanding’s death signals the birth of a new gentle creature, the whale shark whose body resembles the colors of Tanding’s new clothes, hence the name Butanding.
Publisher: Lampara Books (Philippines)